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Gerri Detweiler

Director of Consumer Education, Credit.com |  In Personal Finance, Managing Debt

Gerri Detweiler is Credit.com’s Director of Consumer Education. She focuses on helping people understand their credit and debt, and writes about those issues, as well as financial legislation, budgeting, debt recovery and savings strategies. She is also the co-author of Debt Collection Answers: How to Use Debt Collection Laws to Protect Your Rights, and Reduce Stress: Real-Life Solutions for Solving Your Credit Crisis as well as host of TalkCreditRadio.com.

Women Less Likely to Lease Their Next Car

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Women Less Likely to Lease Their Next Car

Women Less Likely to Lease Their Next Car

When it comes to getting — and having — a car, men and women may approach the process differently. Men prefer longer leases and tend to make larger down payments than women, according to a survey conducted by Swapalease. Although about half of women surveyed thought they “definitely” or “probably” would lease their next car,… Read More

Will Bad Credit Stop You From Getting Cable?

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Will Bad Credit Stop You From Getting Cable?

Will Bad Credit Stop You From Getting Cable?

You know that your credit will be checked if you apply for a loan. But did you know a credit review may also be required to get cable, Internet or television service? In fact, a credit check is routine when you apply for these services and it’s just another example of why it’s so important… Read More

3 Things You Must Do Before You Lease a Car

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3 Things You Must Do Before You Lease a Car

3 Things You Must Do Before You Lease a Car

I tend to drive my cars until they die, and a couple of years ago that’s exactly what happened. In need of a new car, but not sure what I wanted for the long-term, I considered leasing a vehicle. But if buying and financing a car seemed confusing, leasing seemed even more overwhelming. I ended… Read More

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